Managing Financial And Human Resources

Assessment Brief and Feedback Form Module title: Managing Financial and

Human Resources for Sustainable

Business Success Assessment Point: Assessment point 2 Assessment task: Individual coursework/ Report – Finance


Word count limit: 3,000 words (+/- 10%) / (NOT inclusive of appendices, NOT inclusive of references) Submission deadline: Please consult VLE. Submission procedure: Please submit via the submission link on VLE.

Submission Record Extenuating circumstances Ensure you are familiar with the process for submitting a claim for extenuating circumstances. If you experience any extenuating circumstances

that may have affected your ability to attempt or submit the present assignment, please follow the relevant instructions on VLE in order to submit

your claim for extenuating circumstance prior to your submission deadline. Academic misconduct including plagiarism Ensure that you are familiar with the relevant regulations regarding academic misconduct. By submitting the present assignment you declare that

it is your own work and that the material and sources of information used, including internet sources, have been fully identified and properly

acknowledged. In addition, you confirm that the presented work has not been submitted for any other assessment. You also acknowledge that the

faculty reserves the right to investigate allegations of plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct which, if proven and dependent on the

severity level of the offence, will result in a penalty that may affect your progress. Late submissions There will be a stipulated deadline date for all assignments. All assignments will need to be submitted by the set time on the stipulated deadline

date. Assignments submitted up to 24 hours late will be accepted, but the assignment mark will be subject to a deduction of 5 marks from the

mark awarded. Work submitted more than 24 hours late after the submission deadline will be recorded as 0%.



By submitting your work you acknowledge that you have read and agreed with the above statements.


General Guidance

Your assignment should be word typed processed (handwritten assignments are not accepted), using Times New Roman size 12 font, double

spaced, with numbered pages and your student number printed as a footer on every page.

The word limits stated for this assignment excludes the reference list at the end of the assignment but includes all text in the main body of the

assignment (including direct quotations, in-text citations, footnotes, tables, diagrams and graphs).

Please be aware that exceeding the word count limit will affect the academic judgement of the piece of work and may result in the award of a

lower mark.

Appendices are not considered a supplement thus will not be assessed as part of the content of the assignment. As such, they will not contribute

to the grade awarded, however it may be appropriate to use an Appendices section for any material which is a useful reference for the reader.

Please note that appendices are not included in the word count.

The majority of references should come from secondary sources (e.g., journal articles, conference papers, reports, etc.) although you can also utilise area specific textbooks. You must ensure that you use the University’s Harvard style of referencing.

Please indicate the word count length at the end of your assignment.

Marking and assessment

This assignment will be marked out of 100%

This assignment contributes 50% of the total module marks.

Learning outcomes assessed in this assessment

1. Critically evaluate the purpose and use of the annual report and financial statements.

2. Appreciate culture on employee attitude and behaviour, in general and in relation to change.



Task: Summative Assessment 2 (3,000-word Report)

You are asked to visit the website of a listed company in The New York Stock Exchange of your choice and download its financial statements. You are asked to prepare a report to discuss the company and its financial performance using the techniques you have been taught during the module. It is highly recommended to use the financial ratios analysis approach by discussing each ratio you will calculate, while a complete report must include the limitations of the ratio analysis.




Section/aspect Content to cover Marks available

Introduction Setting the scene and outline of the approach 10 Marks

(400 words) taken in addressing the task. Background

(relevant to the task) information about

assignment describing scope, objectives, methods of



Problem identification Cleary discuss, financial performance analysis 30 Marks

(1000words) techniques, give background information about

the company you have chosen and what is key

about the company.


Critical Discussion Calculate and discuss the various ratios taught 35 Marks (1000words) during the module and discuss them by utilizing

related theory.


Conclusion Effective summary of key points. 10 Marks

(600 words)

Layout and Referencing High quality presentation that conforms to 15 Marks

(list of references can take as many pages as principles of academic writing and contains

necessary and not included in the limit/word minimal errors in sentence construction,

count) grammar and punctuation. The assignment

followed appropriate academic conventions regarding in-text citations and referencing.

Total: 3000 words 100 Marks



Module Title: HR 7003-Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business (HR7003)

Assessment Title: Assessment Point 2

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